Thursday, March 03, 2011

Flower Power

Lately I've been dreaming about flowers. Maybe it's because March is finally here, and I've been seeing all sorts of blossoming plants at the store. But I think it's mostly because I've been remembering all of the amazing flowers that would have been starting to poke through the wintry ground back at our old house.

Before moving there, I never took any interest in gardening, but when a yard finally became part of my world I decided I wanted it to look pretty. I knew that I didn't have the patience for annuals, so I set about looking for perennials that I wouldn't mind looking at year after year. The first plants I came home with were lilies. Then came the hydrangeas. The apple blossomswere there when we moved in, and quite possibly were my favorite. The rose of sharon bushes were there, too, when we moved in, and they blossomed just as we were leaving last spring. I planted a young lilac, but never got to see it bloom.

I'm waiting patiently to see what will come up here this spring. I'd like to plant some hyacinths and more lilacs, but with the baby coming sometime in the next two weeks, I don't know how likely that is. And I'm trying not to think about the plants and flower we left behind. Luckily with a later growing season, I should have some time to get something into the ground this year in WV.

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1 comment:

Arizaphale said...

Your garden will still be there...season to season...waiting for you. And one amazing effort in one season can transform a is the best thing. Enjoy when you can xx